An Animated Guy – Special Mention at Doc Edge Awards

The short films ranging from 6 minutes to 40 minutes impressed the judges too. The 2016 Academy Award® Documentary (Short Subject) winner A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, won Best International Short Documentary, judges hailing it as “an example of activist filmmaking at its best.” From NZ On the Backs of Women won Best New Zealand Short Documentary, with humorous short film An Animated Guy receiving a special mention.

Best International Feature – Miners Shot Down
– Special Mention – Sonita
– Special Mention – Among the Believers

Best New Zealand Feature – Loving in Limbo
Best International Short – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best New Zealand Short – On the Backs of Women
– Special Mention – An Animated Guy

Best International Feature Director – Mohammed Naqvi and Hemal Trivedi, Among The Believers
Best New Zealand Director – Susan Parker, Loving in Limbo
Best New Zealand Editing – The Sound of Her Guitar
Best New Zealand Cinematography – A Kick to Heaven
Best New Zealand Emerging Filmmaker – Lisa Burd, Monterey
Doc Edge Superhero Award – Marti Friedlander

Best TV Documentary or Series – Target Zero, Producer/Director: Kathleen Mantel
Best NZ Online Documentary or Web Series – Loading Docs – Notable Pictures – Julia Parnell
Images for winning films available in this dropbox:

4-15 May 2016 – Doc Edge Festival: Wellington – The Roxy, Miramar

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